Step 4: Shield - Step 3: Skinning

For all the skinning in this build XXXL to XL T-Shirts were used.  I had access to very cheap shirts, and was cheaper than getting the fabric from the craft store.  Again this is ideal in this kind of build given the stretchy forgiving nature of the fabric, and to the cute fluffy look you get at the end.

XXXL White T-Shirt
XXXL Red T-Shirt
Red Thread
Fabric Spray Adhesive
3M Super 77 Multipurpose Spray Adhesive

Fabric Chalk

If you did the template for the garbage can right, you can just use that as the template for the white t-shirt.  Cut it out and then use the spray adhesive.  Spray both the inside edge of the shield and the edge of the fabric.  Let it get a little tacky then apply the white fabric to the shield base.

Spray the outlook window and edges from the inside (since the fabric is covering the outlook hole, it is a great way to apply the adhesive without having to worry about overspray).  Next cut the fabric from the outside that is covering the outlook hole.  Cut it in an elongated "X" or ">-<" pattern so there is some fabric on each edge that can but wrapped to the inside.  Roll the cut fabric inside and apply to adhesive.

For the outlook edging just cut a few small pieces of red fabric to cover them.  Spray both the fabric and gap insulation.  Apply fabric to insulation.  Then spray the back of the newly wrapped insulation with more fabric spray, and apply to edge of outlook opening.  Use the red thread and sew the corners together if needed.

As you will no doubt understand by this point, that spray adhesive is messy and a pain in the ass to work with.  This is exponentially worse on this long outer edge tube.  Luckily it also a little forgiving as I had to pull it off and keep setting it bac down till I got it just right.

With that warning out of the way, start by cutting a long strip of cloth.  The width should be enough to cover the tube, and wrap on the inside of the cut opening.  I did this by spiralling up the t-shirt.  Next spray the fabric and carefully lay the tube in the center of the fabric.  What I should have done is marke the center of the fabric with some fabric chalk before spraying it with the fabric spray.  Next pull the fabric half way up both sides of the tube, all the way down.  If you pull it all the way around in one part, then it will start to bunch up (which is what happened to me).  Eventually you want to wrap the cloth to the inside of the tube along the cut that runs the length of the tube.

After you are done with that nightmare, push it onto the shield.  I didn't bother trying to glue this on.  I just decided to sew the top and bottom.  Since the tube fits on so deeply, it holds itself on.
How much did this run you total? Also, did you consider sculpey?
Proto man and mega man are cool
I am SO being Proto Man next halloween.
You're instructable has helped so much with my protoman cosplay. It's radically different varient of protoman but nonetheless your instructable helped a lot dude. I was overengineering my stuff (like the boots and buster). You've inspired me to post my construction of my metal protoman shield. And yes I am crazy enough to lug one around a whole con weekend.
Awesome! Glad to hear it. Let me know when your stuff is up on instructables, would love to see it!
This is E.P.I.C. for: <br>E xcelent <br>P leasent <br>I ncredible <br>C ool/N/awesome
Wondering if you could make a youtube video of this process? or a step by step procedure :D
Ok I know you were trying to make it simple on this but what i would've done is make a switch where everytime you press it one by one the LED's on the power bars i guess you could say would shut off making it look like Protoman was losing power
you can also sew the 2 parts of the shield
amazing! i saw this on revision3 destructoid btw...you should check it out
Thanks :) Yeah, I saw that too. I kind of do this every year on their site.
Always a &quot;mega&quot; winner. Great job. :) Looking forward to watching your latest video of your parade of costumes.
woooooowwww!! i love it!!
Nice job! Megamans got to stick together!
Nice :) I saw yours yesterday! Love the solution!
haha, that was awesome...<br>
This inspires me to make one in my size so badly, once actually tried to make a heat man costume. witch kinda failed.
The helmet looks like it'll last him quite few trick or treats haha, the rest of the costume might need to be redone in the future tho.
It's actually a small youth motorcycle helmet with lots of padding on the inside. It's the right size. Just looks a little bit as a proto man helmet. I actually kinda like the look, it reminds me of powered up.
Oh I didn't see the padding, but if you got some of that out it will last a while, it looks like I wouldn't have much trouble getting my head in there haha.
Epic costume is EPIC!!!!!
This is awesome! Also, I have a question for you. Were Protoman and Megaman both 'good guys'? Been a while since I played Megaman. :)
Thanks! If I am remembering correctly, he was mostly good with a couple of lapses.
awesome, thanks :)
for future referance protoman was created by dr light for the war way before megaman. sadly he lost his memory and is much more powerful than megaman. he has never been evil, the protomen you fight in megaman every now and again or clones made by wily. but aside from that, your plans look awsome great job, i cant wait to start building!!!!
Damn, thanks, yeah I forgot that they were clones. I knew that Proto Man came first, hence why the oldest son is wearing it.
So freaking great! Fantastic job, once again.
And thank you once again ;)
Once again, another insanely well-done costume... I love the all the ingenious things you've done with regular materials. So cool. <br><br>I just can't let my kids see this... &quot;Gee, Dad. Why didn't you make something like THAT?&quot; (I went down the quick and easy road this year.)
Totally awesome!!!<br>I liked the Mega Man costume, but there's nothing better than a costume of a wonderful and awesome looking side character!<br><br>You should enter this in the Halloween contest! It's quite a nice and simple design, along with looking AWESOME!!!<br><br>The only thing is, you should have a yellow scarf to go with it to &quot;complete&quot; the look. Make sure it's thick. Or use a long yellow bandanna. That might work too.<br><br>Great job!
Thanks for your comments. It has been entered in the contest. There is a yellow scarf, it's just not in that main shot ;)

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